Sutra copying as a Buddhist practice is a very effect way to gain merit. It is done by carefully copying a sutra’s characters one by one from Buddha’s teachings of truth. When you are reproducing each character, the world of Buddha can expand within you, allowing you to feel purified. That is why sutra copying is so effective.
At Chishakuin Temple, there is a “Sutra Copying Get-Together” held on the 21st of every month, the blessed day associated with Kōbō Daishi. At the get-together, there will be a Buddhist sermon before the sutra copying takes place. We will provide all necessary tools, so please feel free to participate.